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County, PCWA To Form Joint Powers Authority

In a special joint meeting on Tuesday (Jan. 10), the Placer County Board of Supervisors and Placer County Water Agency Board of Directors unanimously approved formation of a new joint powers authority.

Sierra College Supports High School Robotic Entry

Local high school students are learning teamwork and developing technical skills by competing in the FIRST Robotics competition (www.usfirst.org). “The FIRST competition introduces our students to serious engineering,” said Ron Severson

Bank Robbery at U.S. Bank in Roseville (updated)

At 12:35 p.m. on January 9, a man entered the U.S. Bank, 221 Estates Drive, and handed a teller a note demanding money. The man took money from the teller and placed it in a manilla envelope, and then left without incident.

Placer Valley Awarded Softball Nationals

Placer Valley, which encompasses the cities of Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln has been awarded the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) 12 and Under Girls Softball Nationals for 2007.

Placer County Residents Honored

The Placer County Board of Supervisors today honored eight citizens with the County’s Commemorative Coin Program in recognition of their acts of heroism, longstanding community service or exceptional acts that have dramatically improved or affected the li

Hometown Airman Receives Bronze Star

First Lt. Michael Small disproves the theory of “those who can’t do, teach.” Lieutenant Small’s job as a member of the 96th Ground Combat Training Squadron is to train security forces troops before they’re sent to Iraq.

West & Yost Associates awarded $1.9 million contract

Directors of the Placer County Water Agency on Thursday (Jan. 5) voted to move forward with a multi-million-dollar surface water development project to assure that agency water supplies are available to serve to western Placer County’s growing need for wa

Champion Oaks neighborhood possible flooding zone

The City of Roseville is monitoring a possible urban flooding zone in the City’s Champion Oaks neighborhood now that the monitoring gauge on Linda Creek is in the warning level.

Placer County Jobless Rate Among Best in California

Placer County had a 4.0 percent unemployment rate for November, winding up in a tie with San Luis Obispo County for the third lowest rate among the state's 58 counties.

City of Roseville wins two awards

The City of Roseville won two awards from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) on Thursday, Dec. 15, for its work on the Douglas Boulevard/Interstate 80 Interchange Improvement Project and for its long-range development strategy document entitled “Smart Choices for Roseville.”